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Falco to DRC on UN mission

Posted 11 September 2013 · Add Comment

Selex has been awarded, a service agreement contract by the United Nations to provide an unmanned aerial system (UAS) for three years with two optional years, in support of the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


The Finmeccanica company will be providing the unmanned aerial vehicles and associated enablers for information gathering/surveillance operations.
This the first time that the UN has contracted with a civilian operator to provide UAV technology to aid in
executing its unique humanitarian mandate.
Selex ES will be utilizing its proprietary FALCO UAV system composed of:
- Multiple remotely piloted aircraft
- Ground control stations
- Support equipment and
- Logistics.
The FALCO is an unarmed mission-proven medium altitude, medium endurance UAV able to operate from
semi-prepared airstrips with fully automated take off, landing and mission execution capability.
It is employed by numerous nations around the world and has proven itself in a variety of environmental
conditions.
Selex ES will deploy a highly experienced team of pilots, maintenance engineers and information analysts
using the most sophisticated sensors and data exploitation tools available.
 

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